Course

Core Certificate: Foundations of Strategy and Policy

  • Date: 01/13/2025 - 01/14/2025
  • Start Time: 10:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Level: Foundation
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 17
  • CEUs: 1.7

As stewards of the public trust, public procurement professionals must cultivate leadership skills not only to lead others through complex processes but also to become an active contributor to the achievement of their entities as a whole. Building upon the comprehensive belief that leadership at all levels is critical for success in the procurement function, NIGP’s Foundations of Leadership Core Certificate empowers practitioners to take their careers to the next level, integrating hallmark concepts on leadership, innovation, agility, communication, and relationship management to empower novice leaders with the skillsets they need to succeed. Through integrated course methodologies, learners will engage in targeted case studies, exercise-driven scenarios, and concept-driven mentorship in order to gain a foundation understanding of leadership and the practices you need to excel in the field. Throughout this interactive and engaging course, learners will develop the skills they need to become great leaders not only in the procurement function but in the entirety of their governmental entity.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Core Certificate: Foundations of Strategy and Policy (Member: Early)$356.00 11/14/2024
Core Certificate: Foundations of Strategy and Policy (Member: Standard)$445.0011/15/202401/09/2025
Core Certificate: Foundations of Strategy and Policy (Non-Member: Standard)$545.00 01/09/2025
Core Certificate: Foundations of Strategy and Policy (Member: Early) $356.00
Core Certificate: Foundations of Strategy and Policy (Non-Member: Standard) $545.00
(prices valid until Nov 14, 2024)
Spots available: 24

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the certificate, the certificate holder will be able to:

  • Define leadership and explain its role in driving change, innovation, and agility.
  • Identify the factors a leader or manager can employ to promote change.
  • Identify strategic change and mastering a changing environment.
  • Identify the factors in interpersonal communication.
  • Recognize the role of the audience in effective communication and the importance of understanding an audience's needs.
  • Identify the different communication methods and strategies and explain under which circumstances specific methods and strategies are more likely to be successful.
  • Identify the application of specific organizational theories to workplace situations.
  • Assess opportunities to improve performance of the procurement organization based on identified challenges and conflicts.
  • Analyze context with an enhance understanding based on positions, issues, or problems related to the procurement function or issue.

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.   

  • Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the NIGP Foundations of Leadership Certificate, learners must:

  • Complete any pre-work materials provided prior to the course start date.
  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination with a 80% or higher.

Competency Alignment

This certificate is designed as an exercise-based learning experience and is tied to NIGP’s Public Procurement Competency Framework. Upon completion of the certificate requirements, learners will have demonstrated the successful knowledge, skills, and abilities in alignment with the following Level 1 competencies:

  • Driving Change, Innovation, Agility
  • Communication Strategies
  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
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Payment Information

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  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form

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Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form or online), and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
440 Monticello Avenue Suite 1802
PMB 63452
Norfolk, VA 23510


Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 24 hours of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.  

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer's name and contact information in lieu of payment information. 

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Core Certificate: Foundations of Strategy and Policy

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